Larry Putterman Receives Advanced Professional Director Certification from Corporate Directors Group

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Larry Putterman Consulting, an advisory, management consulting and executive coaching firm, today announced that its founder and CEO, Lawrence (Larry) E. Putterman, has earned his Advanced Professional Director Certification from the Corporate Directors Group (CDG). As the education and credentialing subsidiary of CDG, American College of Corporate Directors offers this certification program to public company directors, and current and retired C-suite level executives.

During the certification process, Putterman had the opportunity to further his expertise in the intricacies of board governance, audit practices and executive compensation issues, as well as was better understand the skills required to manage today’s complex legal and ethical environment.

“As a serial entrepreneur, owning three businesses in the past 25+ years and holding numerous positions on boards of directors, I gained hands-on experience in managing and growing businesses,” said Putterman. “The CDG certification program has extended that knowledge base by providing me with an opportunity to learn best practices in effective business leadership from other industry experts. The combination of my lessons learned from my own experiences and what was taught in this program better enables me to help my clients scale and grow their businesses.”

Through his consulting business, Putterman offers his services as a board director, CEO and executive coach. He has a 25+ year track record of business optimization to ensure stability, innovation, growth, and enhanced profitability. He currently serves on the board of advisors for Data Storage Corporation (DSC) and previously served on the company’s board of directors and on its Mergers and Acquisitions committee. From 2005 to 2010, Putterman served as the chairman, CEO and board director for SafeData, LLC, a technology company specializing in business continuity solutions, which was sold to DSC in 2010.

Putterman honed his expertise in leading and founding several family and other businesses throughout his career, including American Sports Company, the largest contract manufacturer of men and women’s shoe uppers in the Dominican Republic with over 1,000 manufacturing employees. At this company, which he founded, he served as chairman, on its board of directors and as president.

Through his blog on, Putterman also authors articles on key business issues regarding family business, next-stage growth strategies, business process outsourcing, competitive advantage solutions, vendor partnerships and sales, talent selection and management financial management, new business development, social media marketing strategies, international business practices, corporate turnaround, operations restructuring, and data protection and disaster recovery.

About Larry Putterman Consulting
Larry Putterman Consulting is an advisory, management consulting and executive coaching firm with strategic, operational, financial, and organizational expertise. The firm serves companies from startups through midsize businesses in the technology, consumer products, manufacturing, and service industries. It assists clients with performance improvement, effective branding, acquisition, and next-stage growth strategies that have a direct impact on corporate profits and shareholder value. For more information, visit


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